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5 Tips for Finding the Right Collections Management System

Searching for the best software to manage your collections information can feel overwhelming. We’ve assembled a list of tips to keep you on track. Gather a Strong Team Consider which departments and staff will be most affected by your new software. Who will your power users be? Involve them in the selection process early. After [...]

2017-08-29T12:28:23+00:00 By |General|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Finding the Right Collections Management System

Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System

Upgrading or replacing your Collections Management System (CMS) can feel like an overwhelming project. Securing funding, researching options, and facilitating internal agreement are challenging tasks to add to your already heavy workload. However, once you’ve replaced your CMS, you’ll look back and marvel that you managed for so long working with the inefficient processes and [...]

2017-08-25T08:31:37+00:00 By |General|Comments Off on Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System

Training Day: Keep Your Team in the Know and Your Records on Point

Professional-level training is the key to assuring your Collections Management System implementation is a success.  Gallery Systems’ Training Specialist Allison Galland has worked with many institutions to help them achieve this goal. “There are a lot of reasons people invest in training,” says Allison. “Maybe they’ve recently upgraded to a new version of TMS, or [...]

2017-07-07T15:07:44+00:00 By |General|1,461 Comments

Content Strategy: Is it all about digital?

Digital Content Strategies have become a popular topic among institutions, with many museums developing and even posting these strategies, aiming to stay accountable to their audiences. Open publishing allows museums to share details with their public, serving them and the museum mission simultaneously, while establishing trusted and sustainable audience relationships. The San Francisco Museum of [...]

2017-01-23T17:27:14+00:00 By |General|264 Comments

TMS Media Studio Released for Streamlined Management of Digital Assets

Gallery Systems is pleased to announce the release of TMS Media Studio. Media Studio is a powerful Digital Asset Management (DAM) system that uses the same database as The Museum System (TMS), the world’s leading collections management solution, to give clients the ability to efficiently consolidate, download, annotate, and share media. “We are excited to [...]

2017-06-28T16:16:14+00:00 By |General|24 Comments

National and Regional Grants to Help Get Your Collection Online with eMuseum

Digital engagement has changed the way audiences interact with institutions, and it’s now expected for museums to display their collection online. Digitizing objects and formatting them for the web can be time consuming and expensive. eMuseum, the award-winning digital publishing software that integrates seamlessly with TMS, helps simplify the process, and available grants can assist [...]

2017-06-28T16:17:29+00:00 By |General|33 Comments

I’m here, but my database is there; Accessing TMS when you’re away from your home base.

Between off-site visits, courier trips, and after-hours projects, there are a lot of reasons users can benefit from remote access to TMS on a smartphone or tablet. Connecting to TMS on your mobile device is a simple process. Whether your device is an Apple product using OS X, an Android device, or a Windows tablet, you [...]

It’s a Wrap: Collective Imagination 2016

Last week, Gallery Systems welcomed over 150 attendees for our 7th Collective Imagination Conference. We hosted CI 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with sessions ranging from topics such as intellectual child records to herding cats (ok, that one was about hosting in the cloud, but it was a little [...]

2017-06-28T16:18:39+00:00 By |General|25 Comments

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Washington, D.C. | May 26-29, 2016 The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will take place in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. This year’s theme will explore museums as places of social influence, and how power, influence, and responsibility [...]

2017-06-28T16:19:30+00:00 By |General|22 Comments

Crafting Your Digital Strategy? The Warhol Puts Theirs Online

The emergence of new technologies has brought sweeping changes to museums, and strategic planning is undergoing a rapid evolution. Having a defined digital strategy allows institutions to leverage digital technologies in ways that will most benefit their organization, while staying within budget. Crafting a digital strategy can be challenging, but learning how other institutions are [...]

2017-06-28T16:19:46+00:00 By |General|101 Comments